Russian-born Guitarist: Aleksandr Tsiboulski (bio below)
Free Guitar Masterclass (St. Joseph, Missouri)
Café Acoustic – 2605 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Missouri
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 8:00 PM
INFO: Cafe: 671-1141
The Ukrainian-born guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski – First Prize Winner at the 2005 St. Joseph International Guitar Festival Competition – is back in the US in St. Joseph, Missouri and will be giving a free, open to the public masterclass for guitarists at Café Acoustic (St. Joseph, MO) this Saturday, November 11 beginning at 8:00 PM.
The masterclass is open to all guitarists and guitar fans of all levels and styles and will be a rare opportunity to meet, hear and study with one of the world’s leading international guitarists – FOR FREE!
The masterclass is being sponsored by the Missouri Western Department of Music in conjunction with the community outreach programs of the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival.
Alexandr will also be giving a concert earlier on Saturday sponsored by the Missouri Music Teacher’s Association at William Jewell College, Liberty Missouri, in Gano Chapel, at 3:30 PM.
The Ukrainian born guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski had his first guitar lessons at the age of twelve, shortly after moving to Adelaide. Initially inspired by rock and folk music, he very quickly found himself immersed in the world of the classical guitar after attending, aged 15, masterclasses of the Cuban composer and guitarist Leo Brouwer at the 1995 Darwin International Guitar Festival.
After studying with AndrasTuske in Adelaide, he went on to complete his undergraduate studies with the renowned Australian player and pedagogue, Timothy Kain (Australian National University) and the Argentinean Ernesto Bitetti (Indiana University). He graduated in 2001 from ANU with first class honours, receiving the highest mark awarded for a graduation recital at that school and a prestigious university award. Prior to this, he had already won all the major guitar competitons in Australia: the 1998 Adelaide Guitar Competition, 2000 Australian Guitar Competition and the 2001 City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge (guitar section).
With assistance from such bodies as the Australia Council for the Arts, ArtSA, South Australian Youth Arts Board and the Ian Potter Foundation, he has benefited from continued private study with Carlos Bonnell (UK), David Leisner (USA) and Angelo Gilardino (Italy).
He has been three-time recipient of the Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship to undertake residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, where he has worked and performed with such artists as Edgar Meyer (bass) and Patrick Gallois (flute), as well as a number of leading instrumentalists and composers of his generation.
Performances have taken him all around Australia, as well as to Great Britain, United States, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, Ireland and Canada.
He was winner of the 2003 Gisborne International Instrumental Competition in New Zealand, one of the high profile competitions for young instrumentalists in Australasia. Most recently, he was winner of three special prizes at the 2004 Havana International Guitar Competition (Cuba), and was awarded the prize of 2004 South Australian Young Achiever of the Year in the Arts.
Most recently, in 2005 Alexandr won First Prize at the prestegious St. Joseph International Guitar Festival Competition in St. Joseph, US sponsored by the Missouri Western State University Department of Music.